Atletico Madrid interested in loaning out Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares


Atletico Madrid interested in signing Arsenal defender Cedric Soares on loan until the end of the season, with Diego Simeone’s side considering a right-back after selling Kieran Trippier

Atletico Madrid consider loan for Arsenal defender Cedric SoaresSoares have only made four Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season Letting Soares go would leave them soon after Ainsley Maitland-Niles move Atletico Madrid just sold right-back Kieran Trippier to Newcastle

By Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail and Kieran Lynch for Mailonline

Posted: 5:55 p.m. EST, January 7, 2022 | Update: 5:55 p.m. EST, January 7, 2022

Atletico Madrid are interested in a loan deal for Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares.

The Spanish club are keen to make a first loan deal for Soares with a view to a permanent deal this summer.

Arsenal is likely to be reluctant to let Soares go without a replacement due to a lack of coverage at the right-back.

Atletico Madrid want to sign loan deal with Arsenal’s Cedric Soares

Takehiro Tomiyasu is currently the top pick, but without Soares the Gunners would be short of cover after Ainsley Maitland-Niles joined Roma on loan.

Diego Simeone’s team are short of right-backs following the sale of Kieran Trippier.

It was announced on Friday that the England international has joined Newcastle for £ 12million after two and a half seasons at Wanda Metropolitano.

Arsenal have already loaned Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Roma during the January window

Soares has struggled for playing time this season making just four Premier League appearances – only one since mid-September.

The 30-year-old initially arrived in the Emirates on a six-month loan deal in January 2020.

Although he has only made five appearances for them this season, he subsequently signed a permanent transfer for them at the end of his contract at Southampton.

Atletico Madrid have just sold a right-back to Kieran Trippier who has joined Newcastle

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